20 Best Wedding Card Box Ideas

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Wedding card box

There will be hundreds of cards and gifts passed around on your special day, but how do you organize them all? It’s a smart idea to have a wedding card box or card holder set up so no one has to carry around envelopes all night. And while you can buy a premade wedding card boxes, it’s so fun to get creative.

Narrowing down your wedding card holder is another fun way to bring your wedding style to life. “Some of the cutest options we’ve seen include a piñata that couples can open together later, as well as homages to some of their joint interests — say, a sports team or a TV show,” says Esther Lee, Senior Editor of The Knot.

Not sure where to start? Here are some of our favorite wedding card box ideas.

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1. A Wedding Card Piñata

Piñatas always inspire a good time. Bring the fun to your wedding card box.

"Have your guests drop their gifts and well wishes into a cute piñata that brings a festive element to this decor element,” says Lee. Then, have fun with it later when you and your partner break it open together after the big day.

(Etsy, $45)

2. You’ve Got Mail

Switch things up a bit with this mailbox wedding card holder. It is a variant of mail, after all. Pick one up from a supply store and paint it with your wedding colors. Plus, add your monogram or a fun visual element to have the holder fit in with your overall theme.

Says Lee, ”A traditional mailbox is another viable option and experience for wedding guests who want to 'drop' a note at the reception.”


3. Glasshouses and Greenhouses

Glass terrariums are a clean, streamlined and chic alternative to typical wedding card holders. “If you want to get super-creative with this project, add mini succulents into the card holder or a little tree with mini floral arrangements that match your wedding colors,” suggests Lee.

(David's Bridal, $59.95)

4. Make Music With Your Cards

”If you’re a music fanatic or you play an instrument, pick up a violin case that you can decorate with your favorite songs, sheet music, and other love notes,” says Lee. And the ADM 4/4 Full Size Violin Hard Case is luxe and perfect for the occasion.


5. Move the Chains

Are you and your future spouse football fans? According to Lee, you can “Take a football helmet from your favorite team and make it your card box.” You can even carve your wedding date (for example, “522” for May 22) into the side.


6. Feed the Birds

Recycling items from the wedding day is a fun and thrifty way to approach planning. “We like this birdhouse painted with your wedding colors that can be recycled later on,” Lee says.


7. Start the Journey Together

If you’re into more simplistic options: "Lanterns, birdcages and suitcases as wedding card holders continue to have a place at weddings,” Lee advises.


8. Recipe Box

Love and communication are the recipe for a happy relationship. But so is the support of friends and family. Use a repurposed recipe box such as this one, which comes in three stunning colors, to add a brighter look to your wedding card table, and then be a place to keep family recipes for years to come.


9. Lego Box

LEGO Storage by Room Copenhagen Storage Box is a fun way to keep those cards organized and show a couple’s playful side.


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10. Rustic Lantern

This Reclaimed Wood and Metal Lantern is rustic yet elegantly simple, and adds a special touch to any room. Made of gorgeous reclaimed wood, each lantern is unique with variations in tone, grain and finish. Glass sides show off a pillar candle or twinkle lights beautifully.

(Wayfair, $79.95)

11. Mini Greenhouse

Clear polyethylene cover and roll-up zippered door for easy access with strong push fit tubular steel frame assembles in minutes without any tools, making it a fun and nature-loving wedding card box idea for an outdoors wedding.


12. Picnic Basket

Fully lined with washable gingham lining, a picnic basket is a playful and unique touch for a spring wedding.


13. Paper Mache Hatbox

Use this hatbox to create a card holder for a wedding. It is very good quality, and sturdy and light so the bride and groom can carry it with them when they leave the venue.

(Joann, $10.99)

14. Mini Wine Barrel

This Handcrafted American White Oak Wood Barrel can be personalized and laser engraved with your wedding date, names, or anything else you want.


15. Vintage Milk Crate

Beautifully handcrafted with 20 slots of space and a distressed look, this vintage-style milk crate makes a fun wedding card box.


16. Wishing Well

This wishing well water fountain perfectly serves as a outdoor decoration at your wedding, and can also be where guests place their cards. Plus, we love the symbolism. They are wishing you well, after all!

(Wayfair, $189.99)

17. Wooden Log

This wooden log candle holder can also be used to hold weddign cards. It's perfect for a rustic-inspired wedding!


18. Globe

This globe-inspired bar stand just proves even further that you are each other's entire world.


19. Simple Basket

Much like the picnic basket idea, a basket filled with flowers, herbs, or plants can be a playful wedding card box for a summer-themed wedding.


20. Trunk

Go with a classic vintage trunk, such as this Gray Velvet Decorative Storage Trunk. The gray velvet exterior gives these trunks a glam finish and a soft feel, complete with rose gold clasps.


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Aly Walansky is a NY-based lifestyles writer who focuses on health, wellness, and relationships. Her work appears in dozens of digital and print publications regularly. Visit her on Twitter or email her at

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